America's Other Army
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)
America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st Century Diplomacy
A book discussion with journalist and author, Nicholas Kralev.
Can the following duties be required by the same profession: Teaching effective governance, participating in nuclear negotiations, organizing cultural events, reforming child-adoption systems, selling weapons, recovering from natural disasters, promoting U.S. business, issuing passports and visas, setting up counterterrorism programs, resettling refugees, visiting prisoners, and fixing public relations problems? Yes, they can — welcome to the U.S. Foreign Service.
About the Author:
Nicholas Kralev is an author, journalist and lecturer on international affairs, diplomacy and global travel.
A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. secretaries of state — Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. He has flown over 2 million miles and visited more than 80 countries.
He is also the author of Decoding Air Travel: A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury, as well as the founder of Kralev International LLC, an air travel consulting and training company. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and speaks five languages.